How To Pick Your Guitar Accessories

Buying a new guitar, whether you’re a new player or an old pro, is an exciting time. When you pick your new love up from the shop, or it arrives in the mail, you can’t wait to start strumming some tunes right away. 


There are a lot of things to consider when you get a guitar, such as your playing style, your budget and what accessories you will need. 


If you want to get the most out of your guitar, here are some of the essential guitar accessories to get you started.


Guitar Strings 

Guitar strings? You might be thinking these aren’t an accessory, but just a standard part of the guitar. Guitar’s come with strings, why would I need new ones?


If you’ve forked out the cash for a premium guitar, the strings on it will already be beautiful quality. But you still might want to change the strings to reflect your music style or preferences. 


If you’re going with a more entry level guitar, the strings will still be good but maybe not at the quality you are hoping for. Changing the strings on your guitar is an easy way to improve your sound and playing. And if you’re looking to go further with your strings, you’ll need a string winder and cutter to get the job done. 


At the Shake it Up music store we have a whole wall dedicated to guitar strings, whether you want acoustic or electric guitar strings, all with different materials and construction types. We also have a bunch of friendly staff ready to help guide you on what string will best suit your needs. 


So if you’re not sure which guitar strings are right for you, but you’re interested in learning more, come visit us at our Nambour shop today. 

Guitar Tuner

If you’re looking to be a guitar player, tuning your guitar is an essential skill. Whether your guitar is in tune or not has a great effect on your playing, and your guitar will need regular tuning to ensure you get the best sound. 


There’s a whole range of electronic tuners on the market that can help you keep your guitar sounding great. Many will let you plug in directly to the guitar, or tune by ear. 


A clip on tuner is great for when you have a lot of background noise, which would make it hard to tune your guitar otherwise. With a clip on tuner you don’t have to worry about this, as it will measure the vibrations directly from your guitar in order to tell you what frequency you are playing at. 


Stand


A guitar stand is a great accessory for the avid player. Not only do you get to admire the beauty of your instrument, it gives you ease of access to play. 


A guitar case or gig bag is a great place to store your guitar when you’re constantly on the move. However, if you play your guitar regularly at home, or simply want to be able to show off your prized possession, a stand is a good idea. 


Check out our wide range of guitar stands today. 


Picks


Guitar picks are a staple, and over the years many different musicians have experimented with different materials and thickness to develop their own unique sound. Some even feel very strongly about their picks, holding them dear as tokens of luck. 


At a very basic level, a thicker pick is stiffer and will help you pick more exact notes on single strings. A thinner pick is more suitable for strumming, with its flexibility and ease of grip. 


In order to find the right pick for you, it will take some experimenting with all the different available styles and finding what makes you happy. 


So check out our picks today, and join the thousands of musicians before you in the pursuit of the perfect pick. 


Strap

When picking a strap, you want to make sure that you have one that is sturdy and durable to hold your guitar, and comfortable enough for you to wear for those long jam sessions. 


Most straps on the market will accommodate your needs, so this is a great place to be creative with your choices. 


Guitar straps are an excellent way for you to show your personality. If you just want something classic that never goes out of style, you can’t go wrong with a simple leather strap. If you want something that is a bit more unique, you can go for a colourful patterned strap. The world really is your oyster when it comes to this accessory. 


So let your mind run free, and browse our fun and useful selection of guitar straps! 


Guitar Capo

A guitar capo is a super useful guitar accessory to have, especially if you are a beginner learning to play new chords. 


The capo is placed on your guitar, and is used to raise the pitch. It frees up some of your hand movement, and helps make guitar playing easier. 


If you’re looking for a good quality capo, we have a huge selection available, whether you’ve got an electric or acoustic guitar. They also come in lots of different colours, so you can accessorize in style. 



These are just a few of the accessories that can help elevate your guitar playing experience, and there are so many more out there, such as guitar amps and guitar cables. If you want to learn more about the wonderful accessories available to you, browse our selection both online and instore at Shake It Up Music


If you need help deciding which accessories will best suit your needs, don’t hesitate to consult the knowledgeable team at our Sunshine Coast store. 


Whether you’re looking for guitar lessons, or advice on any instrument purchase, we’re here to help you be the best musician you can be.